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Fitzpatrick Excited to Have Stevie Johnson Back with the Bills

Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is thrilled with the fact he’s got his favorite WR – Stevie Johnson back with the Bills for the next five season.

Fitzpatrick had his wife shave “He’s Back” into the side of his head and sent the photo to Johnson.

“I think I’m going to wear it proudly today, because I’m on Cloud 9 right now, excited about Stevie being back,” Fitzpatrick said on Monday. “It’s probably not the look that I will go into the season with or the look that you will see me with in a few weeks, but it’s in good fun.”

Fitzpatrick is a former seventh round pick, as is Johnson, who bounced around several stops in the NFL before getting his first real opportunity to be a full-time starter with the Bills in 2009. Over the last two seasons, Fitzpatrick has completed 608-of-1,010 pass attempts for 6,832 yards with 47 touchdowns and 38 interceptions. Fitzpatrick received a long-term contract extension last October and his emergence has coincided with Johnson’s emergence as a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver.

“One of the things I told him (Johnson) throughout the whole thing was you need to go somewhere where they value you and they know what you’re about and they know how to utilize you,” said Fitzpatrick. “He knows with me as his quarterback, that’s going to happen here. He knows with Chan [Gailey] as his coach, that’s gonna happen here. I think this is a big day for the Bills.”


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